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Data Scientist

OVER 30 YEARS AGO, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, united by a company mission to improve the market, we are a leading global electronic proprietary trading firm with more than 1000 employees.

Our Shanghai office is growing fast!

We established our Shanghai office in 2012, with a company vision of being the trusted partner in the development of Chinese financial markets. We have already established a firm foothold by being a leading market participant on China’s commodity exchanges. We will continue to be Optiver’s fastest growing office and are on the lookout for outstanding individuals to join our team.

About the Responsibilities

We have an agile and high-performing technical environment that encourages people to adopt new approaches and learn new technologies. We are now looking for a talented Data Scientist who loves to solve both data scientific and technical problems. Your responsibilities included:

  • You'll direct engineering efforts and build Python-based data analysis and visualization tools to monitor and optimise our low-latency trading strategies.
  • You’ll work closely with our trading team to improve our trading results using insights driven by data.
  • You will develop hypotheses and test them experimentally.

About You

  • Excellent data analysis, scientific and critical thinking skills, as well as an eye for detail.
  • A decent level of Python development ability, experience with scientific Python stack (e.g. Pandas, Numpy and SciPy) is highly desirable.
  • A deep understanding of how computer systems work e.g. memory allocation, caches, system programming, networking would really help you add value
  • Outstanding communication skills. You’re able to coordinate with multiple stakeholder groups, challenging thinking and obtaining buy-in.
  • The ability to present complex ideas with data to expedite decision making.
  • A focus on pragmatic outcomes, and the ability to prioritise effectively.
  • A strong interest in the trading problem.

In return for you joining our elite team, you will be offered a competitive salary package as well as access to a plethora of Optiver-perks. To hear more about what it is like to work here and our great culture, apply now and take the first step towards the best career move you will ever make!